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Harmonia Macrocosmica

Published by University of Utah - J. Willard Marriott Library


Harmonia Macrocosmica, by Andreas Cellarius, was first printed in 1660. The University of Utah copy is from the 1661 edition. Along with accompanying text in Latin, Harmonia contains double-folio hand-painted color plates depicting cosmographic theories of astronomers such as Aratus (315 bce – 240 bce), Ptolemy (90 – 168), Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), and others.



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